Jason Isbell has forged an incredible career since leaving Drive By Truckers & has put together a formidable band in The 400 Unit. Using the same producer who worked on ‘Southeastern’ & Grammy award winning ‘Something More Than Free’he continues making truly great albums whilst still managing to tour almost constantly.
New songs. Rock & roll influences. Danceable tempos. A collaborative dynamic that shines a spotlight not only on the frontman, but on the band behind him, too.
It’s a proper band album.
The 400 Unit’s current lineup – keyboardist Derry deBorja, drummer Chad Gamble, bassist Jimbo Hart, fiddle player Amanda Shires and guitarist Sadler Vaden – has been together since May 2013, when Vaden completed the roster several weeks before Southeastern’s release. Gamble and deBorja both played on that album, while all five 400 Unit bandmates appeared on Something More Than Free. Even so, The Nashville Sound marks Isbell’s first non-solo album since 2011.